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Two Additional Arrests Made In Connection With Double Homicide On South Coast

(Photo by Ethan Ragsdale, Santa Barbara Police Department)
Some of the weapons and ammunition seized by Santa Barbara Police in connection with a double murder

A total of five now in custody in connection with Santa Barbara attack

There have been more arrests in connection with the murders of two teens on the South Coast.

Angel Castillo and Omar Montiel-Hernandez were fatally wounded on Santa Barbara’s Eastside in January, and two other teens were wounded.

Three men were arrested in early April for the killings. Now, Santa Barbara Police say two more arrests have been made in connection with the slayings.

Detectives say Fernando Gutierrez of Carpinteria and Edgaro Romero were arrested on a variety of charges ranging from possession of a firearm by a felon to street terrorism.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.